November 24, “Jack the Dog,” from NOVEMBER: A Poem in 30 Days

 

Jack the Dog

One Saturday
in November

a mail carrier
gave me a letter

from Helen
in Maine.

She wrote:
"Jack the Dog

killed a turkey,
a kitty, and

attacked
the pigs

inside their pen
again.

I shot him."

crazy dog

excerpted from
NOVEMBER: A Poem in 30 Days
in memory of the last month of life of Lester C Coe (1925-1978)

 

 

About orangeacorn

We are, I believe, and everything is, in perpetual unfolding/enfolding/evolving. By surface appearances, we're in turmoil and fearfullness, but in fact our existence is on the edge of a new way, beyond the US versus THEM we have grown with. I encourage you to join me over coffee or tea in face-to-face encounters. I call this exercise, "CAFFEINE COMMUNION: Encounters with Paradigm Pioneers." I'm a Columbus, Ohio husband, father and citizen. I practice string band sounds from the ridges of Pocahontas County, West Virginia, the vortex of the ancient drone.
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